I’m trying to be all mysterious like Nannan by not writing anything in the description. Oops, I guess I just ruined it.
“The lives of everyone in your society are far from ideal. You can sate your boredom with temporary happiness that comes from your technology, and yet you lament that suffering thrives among your numbers in countless forms.”
“We have engineered our society in such a way that suffering does not come to our kind, excluding the few of us who maintain the rest.”
“Brains removed from bodies, sustained in coffin-like chambers with parts of them that produce positive emotions and pleasure continuously artificially stimulated, are the sole reason we exist. Indeed, they are the sole reason our entire civilization exists.”
“Absolutely everything that you have ever done in your life is so that your brains can experience the same thing, and we have taken this concept to its logical conclusion.”
“It is our purpose and destiny to constantly create and sustain lives spent entirely within these machines. We no longer perform scientific research and technological engineering for its own sake, but for the machines. We do not devote any of our resources to exploring the cosmos or creating works of art as we once did.”
This is sort of a sci-fi vignette, told from the perspective of one of the few active members of a future society. Inspired by an experiment I heard about in which a mouse was hooked up to a machine that electrically stimulated the pleasure center of its brain whenever it pulled a lever or something. It ended up starving to death because it would rather pull the lever all day than eat.
Quoting Silas Bush
Trix are for kids!
:P I like it though... My favorite part is the mini fig(newton) HAHAHAH lego joke!~
You know, I just noticed that you have the exact same name as my brother. What a coincidence!
I like how you opened just the one door of the storage module -- it's scarier to think "the same thing is behind all of the doors" than to actually see each separate brain-case. Very Nannan-esque (although Nannan's stuff is usually grey) and beautifully done.
Yeah sorry Nate, this is my favourite moc of yours too. I must say it's BRILLIANT. Great concept, great writing and great building (having that wheel arch where the brain is kept is perfect). Well done.
I remember hearing about that experimant too. I think I heard it on Discovery channel or something (I'm not cultured like Kelso and don't read well... hahaha) Oh and I was just wondering? This lighting and photo quality thing that Shannon's talking about... what is that? White on white's not a problem. Mob hit men do it with their ties all the time. Great little build btw. It's almost overshadowed by the overall message. Almost. ~ Chris.
The title caught my eye first, since the direction our civilization is going right now, I don't think I'd call it "progress." Fantastic build, probably my fave so far of yours, and complete with bleak Nannanesque commentary! The pics seem a bit washed out, white MOC on white background trouble -- man, I just want to play with my Laygoes... who ever thought to enjoy this hobby I'd have to learn about lighting and photography and photoediting, all that stuff?
Nice build, Nate. Very clean and well constructed. The concept is nicely presented, too. I'm familiar with that experiment you referenced through a few books I've read...interesting implications regarding the current priorities of our culture.
WOW. Maybe I can build decent ships but I never could do something as clever, mysterious and interesting (even if it's a bit sad like Uspez said). Really nice build too. One of my favorite vignette on MOCpage.